San Francisco Burn Injury Lawyers
Over $500 Million Recovered for Victims of Negligence in the Bay Area
A burn injury beyond first-degree may be extremely expensive to treat correctly. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you might be owed compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and discomfort. Our San Francisco burn injury attorneys at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn are ready to help you understand your legal rights and pursue fair financial recovery. We will want to investigate your claims thoroughly to get to the bottom of what happened and build a solid case from there. We can represent individuals who have suffered a burn due to:
- Hot liquids or gases
- Open flames
- Thermal sources
- Electrical faults
- Arc flashes
- Downed power lines
- Motor vehicle accidents
Call (415) 940-7176 today or request your free consultation online.
The Severity of Burn Injuries
When you are seeking compensation for a burn injury you have suffered, the severity of your burn will determine how much financial compensation you may be able to recover. Negligent parties, their insurance providers, and any other form of opposition you could encounter will surely be looking into the details of your burn, perhaps by accessing medical records. By knowing more about your injury ahead of time, you could prevent them from gaining an advantage.
Burn injuries come in four reportable levels of severity:
- First-degree: Skin will become red and sensitive, but usually will not blister.
- Second-degree: Skin will thicken in response to the burn; blisters may be widespread.
- Third-degree: White, leathery-feeling of dead skin; damage runs through all layers of flesh.
- Fourth-degree: Blackening of flesh; tendons, muscles, and bones may be destroyed.
There are also fifth-degree and sixth-degree burns. A burn of these intensities is not considered survivable.
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Burn injuries are expensive to treat because patients may need multiple surgeries or lifelong treatments to recover. Skin grafts and plastic surgery may be used to reconstruct burned areas or to reduce scarring. Rehabilitation is often required after a serious burn injury that damages joints or nerves.
The medical expenses for burn injuries are tremendous, as is the pain and suffering associated with a burn injury. The financial compensation that may be received is necessary to cover past medical expenses and to continue proper medical care in the future. At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, our burn injury lawyers in San Francisco aim to help you receive the compensation you need with as little stress on your shoulders as possible. With our contingency fee standard, you have nothing to risk by contacting our firm.
Call our firm at (415) 940-7176 to schedule your free consultation.